California Gov & Administrative Law Questions & Answers

Q: How do I obtain full disclosure on my case, specifically discovery ?

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Legal Malpractice for California on
Answered on Mar 26, 2019
William John Light's answer
Unclear on what type of case this is. After discharge (firing) of your attorney, you are entitled to your file from your attorney, except the attorney work product. The return of the client’s files is covered in RPC 3-700(D)(1) which states:

“A member whose employment has terminated shall:

(1) Subject to any protective order or non-disclosure agreement, promptly release to the client, at the request of the client, all the client papers and property. “Client papers and...

Q: Can a sb 620 be addressed on a Franklin hearing remand??

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Answered on Feb 22, 2019
Dale S. Gribow's answer
much more info needed.

you should pose this question to your lawyer who has your entire record and all pertinent papers in front of him/her.

if you don't have a lawyer see if the public defender would talk to you and review your factual scenario.

Q: I was convicted of a crime and feel I've been abused by the system what should I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Legal Malpractice for California on
Answered on Feb 8, 2019
Louis George Fazzi's answer
Reach out to the ACLU [https://www.aclu.org/],

or contact the Innocence Project [https://californiainnocenceproject.org/?gclid=CjwKCAiA7vTiBRAqEiwA4NTO619-Cl7XEVBnG1ildi__nhZVMsPTWVi4E3yqcx9_XbJZE06PEobbxoC4JgQAvD_BwE]

You can copy and paste either link in your browser.

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Q: What options do I have to get The College Board to honor a legal name change for student records?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Education Law and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Answered on Jan 29, 2019
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
Why not simply provide the colleges to which you are applying a copy of any court order showing your legal name change, which should state the old name and the new name, when providing them a copy of old documents and records? The College Board policy seems reasonable enough so that it does not create a significant burden for them to worry about changing names on records that are older than 4 years. It's a private, non profit organization, and when you take tests through the College Board, you...

Q: Can a DA have only your witnesses excluded And only keep his witnesses? Isn't a 12 white 1 Hispanic jury bias or racial?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Answered on Jan 19, 2019
Dale S. Gribow's answer
MUCH MORE INFO IS NEEDED TO ATTEMPT TO ADDRESS YOUR ISSUES.

THE BEST PERSON TO ASK IF YOUR LAWYER WHO HAS ALL THE INFO IN FRONT OF HIM/HER.

Q: Is the city responsible for property damage caused by limbs falling from the city trees? After a limb falling on my car.

1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law, Civil Litigation, Environmental and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Answered on Jan 14, 2019
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
The property owner (be that the city or a private owner) may be liable if the limbs fell due to improper maintenance. You can report this to your car or home insurance for them to pursue against the owner of the property. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law...

Q: As a Californian, am I prohibited or limited in any way, as an individual, student, or employee from boycotting Israel?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Civil Rights, Education Law and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Answered on Jan 14, 2019
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
Some companies have their employees (and some colleges might have their students or teachers) sign contractual agreements to not boycott Israel, but those may be able to be challenged as either unconstitutional (if the company is a governmental employer) or as unconscionable or unenforceable under a contractual or statutory basis, depending on the facts. See:...

Q: Appeal was reversed and remanded with Direction, lower court conditionally reversed and remanded. What does this mean?

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Answered on Jan 14, 2019
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
Who's representing you on appeal, the DA's office? If so, they should inform you about the status of your case. If the appeals court reversed and remanded the decision with instructions to the lower court, that means they reversed the lower court's appealed decision, sent the case back to the lower court for a new decision with guiding instructions to the lower court on how they should best proceed to avoid another error in their decision-making process. You may want to hire a private attorney...

Q: Hung jury, can the judge find you guilty if your jury was dead locked?

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Answered on Jan 10, 2019
Dale S. Gribow's answer
more info needed

i do not know how that could happen

the best person to ask who would know all the facts is your lawyer.

what does he or she say..............

Q: If the court lied about a pitchess motion, and on appeal we we have another. Shouldn't I have a new judge

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Answered on Jan 9, 2019
Steven McNicholl's answer
Appeals are handled by the court of appeals. This will be in a different court with different Judges.

Q: 2012,13, 15 were consaldated. Does statute of limitations matter when your not covicted until 2017? What's fair?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Legal Malpractice for California on
Answered on Jan 9, 2019
Steven McNicholl's answer
Your claim against the police officers would be a civil claim under injury to person. You must pursue your claim within two years in the State of California. After two years, it will be difficult or impossible to make your claim.

Q: one last Marsden motion. 5 Marsden motions denied everyone. Proceeded Even when I was clearly confused? Can they do that

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Answered on Jan 8, 2019
Dale S. Gribow's answer
more info needed.

it sounds like something i would not handle and that you would need an appellate lawyer?

Q: If a government agency causes a company to go bankrupt because of an agency decision that breaks the law...

1 Answer | Asked in Antitrust, Business Law, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Answered on Jan 2, 2019
Thomas A. Grossman's answer
It depends on the circumstances. Despite what we would like to believe, most government agencies are not perfect because they are staffed by government workers who sometimes don't care about their jobs. I have run into this problem many times, and there us no way to win once the agency makes it's decision. Your only alternative then is to sue them, and that is both expensive and time-consuming. And by the time you get a decision from the agency, your business is probably ruined anyway....

Q: Is there a timeline to serve the citation? How long does a department has to serve a citation from date of violation?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Business Law and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Answered on Nov 26, 2018
William John Light's answer
Unclear what is happening here, such as: who issued the citation; what is the violation specified on the citation, etc. However, your smog inspector may know the answer to your questions. If there is a legal remedy you are seeking, you will need to consult with an attorney for an evaluation of your specific case.

Q: The regional manager DIR called me to say she instructed personal from the commissioner office not to address me anymore

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Employment Law and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Answered on Nov 13, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
much more info needed.

don't you have a private lawyer protecting your interests? if not do so asap

Q: What's the max jail time for poss. of ammunition?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for California on
Answered on Oct 25, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
NEED MORE INFO

IT WOULD BE HARD FOR ANY LAWYER TO SELL THAT HE (A FELON) JUST FOUND THE BULLETS..............MINUTES B/F STOP.......NOT VERY LIKELY..............THOUGH POSSIBLE.

EVERY JUDGE SENTENCES DIFFERENTLY BASED ON THE FACTS. THE CURRENT LAWYER IS IN THE BEST POSITION TO SHARE THAT INFO

SOMETIMES A CLIENT INTERPRETS A PD AS NOT BEING HELPFUL WHEN S/HE IS TRY TO SAVE YOU FROM GOING TO TRIAL ON A CASE THAT IS UNLIKELY TO BE WON AND THUS HAVE THE CLIENT SUFFER A MORE...

Q: Need Famous Federal cases that prove reprisal in the workplace?

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Contracts, Employment Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for California on
Answered on Oct 16, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
There is an online resource for finding cases called PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records).

Tim Akpinar

Q: I had my licensees suspended for a month after a hearing. Not due to dui or die which I’ve never had but a few

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Answered on Oct 8, 2018
Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair's answer
I'm not sure what you are asking but if you are questioning the legitimacy of the DMV procedures because the hearing officer is both the prosecutor and the fact finder, that has been litigated and upheld. You should ask your lawyer what appellate steps can be taken following an adverse DMV decision.

Q: How do I get in contact with a federal lawyer to report federal crimes and corruption in local and state court systems?

2 Answers | Asked in Federal Crimes, Gov & Administrative Law, White Collar Crime and Constitutional Law for California on
Answered on Oct 6, 2018
Eric Mayeda Renslo's answer
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